Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Rachel Idel Smith's Cuba City, 1921-1923


Rachel Idel Smith

 Rachel Idel Smith taught in Cuba City from 1921-1923. Below is a page of her photo album documenting her time in Cuba City. Smith went on to have an amazing career and retired as an occupational therapist at Central Islip psychiatric hospital in New York. Thank you to Linda Lambert for sharing her great aunt's photos!


Dillon Donohoo store. Now, Antiques and Salvage.

 A north-facing view of Main Street with Florine's Drug Store on the left and First National Bank on the right.

  Cuba City Depot
C.H. Bartlett was involved in all sorts of businesses in Cuba City, including real estate and undertaking. He had a hand in the Cuba City Motor Company and the telephone company.

First National Bank
 
Cuba City State Bank
 
Today, Veteran's Memorial Park.




Sunday, January 8, 2017

Cuba City High School's girls' basketball team, 1922


The January 31, 1919 issue of the Cuba City News Herald reported that "a High School girls basketball team has been organized and will soon be ready for a peppy game." This picture was taken a few years later in 1922. Thank you to Linda Lambert for sharing this wonderful photo belonging to her great aunt, Rachel Idel Smith, an occupational therapist and teacher.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

1950s parade and baseball game captured on film

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Footage of a parade on Cuba City's Main Street, circa 1957.

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 Short clip of a baseball game at Splinter Park, circa 1957.

Scene from a 1950s parade

This still image from an old home movie shows a parade in Cuba City, probably around 1957. Behind the Robbins Radio and TV car is the Northwestern Hotel on the corner of Main and Webster Street.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Santa takes antique fire truck for a spin


Santa rides through town on the Cuba City Fire Department's 1936 Ford pump truck at the Christmas Glow parade.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Early Main Street scene


An early view of Main Street, taken from the Webster Street intersection, looking north. This image is from an old postcard, postmarked 1914.